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Jazz Appreciation MonthMarch 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


EVENT: ICONS AMONG US: Jazz In The Present Tense
Episode One: The Quiet Revolution

Film Screening and Discussion

Icons Among Us
WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2010 • 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Recital Hall – Performing Arts Building 46-West
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW • Washington

AFI Project & JAZZAlive Present Special Film Screening and Discussion:
ICONS AMONG US: Jazz In The Present Tense – The Quiet Revolution

Washington, DC – JAZZAlive partners with AFI PROJECT: 20/20 to present a special screening of ICONS AMONG US: Jazz in the Present Tense – Episode One: The Quiet Revolution. An open discussion with ICONS producer John W. Comerford, director and cinematographer Lars Larson, saxophonist and composer Greg Osby and saxophonist and Vandoren artist Bruce Williams follows the screening moderated by jazz journalist, archivist and poet Reuben Jackson.

The Quiet Revolution explores the contemporary jazz scene through live footage and interviews from musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Douglas, Robert Glasper, Jason Moran, Avishai Cohen, Bill Frisell, Matthew Shipp and Greg Osby. The film touches on many sensitive topics and will provide the basis for animated discussion.

AFI PROJECT: 20/20 is an American Film Institute international initiative designed to enhance cultural exchange, understanding, and collaboration through filmmakers and their films from the U.S. and abroad. It is an unprecedented cultural diplomacy effort that is the only international filmmaker exchange supported by all of America’s cultural agencies—National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)— and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

The University is conveniently located on Metro’s Red Line at the Van Ness–UDC stop.

For more information contact JAZZAlive at 202.274.5803 or JazzAlive@udc.edu.

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